Opening the lid of the box reveals the n52te encased in a plastic bubble. A large space is used for a keyboard-like section with 14 keyboard keys, numbered 1 through 14, by default used to represent the WASD space on regular keyboards in the case of first-person shooters , one of the intended target audiences of the n The switch must power the LEDs. The ’15’ button space-bar equivalent is even more disappointing, as it wobbles on its spring and has a long throw with a lot of resistance. Other Razer additions to the design include a removable joystick head that snaps into the center of the digital D-pad, a plasto-rubber coating on the curving palm area that matches the coating on the DeathAdder mouse, and revised placement of stabilizing feet on the underside. The Belkin Nostromo n52te fully disassembled. Other than a large number of screws, there is nothing impressive about the construction of the device.

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Sure enough, the keys, scroll wheel, and indicator are lit up. It can also be used outside of games, for example to support cartographic software. Button assignments are represented visually, and a visual macro-editor is built right into the software.

After removing the nine screws and attempting to open the case, I found two epeedpad screws hidden under the non-slip pads.

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Yet another silicon contact button, as well as diodes and resistors, but this board also contains three small LEDs to power the indicator lights. Fully S;eedpad The Belkin Nostromo n52te fully disassembled. The design is certainly a familiar one, boasting a button keypad, a soft-touch rubberized wrist pad, 16 fully-programmable Hyperesponse gaming buttons and an eight-way directional thumb pad.

The n52te uses now-standard silicon touch buttons. All that this circuit board consisted of was some diodes, resistors, and contacts for the 8-way joypad and the small button above it.


Starting January delayed from November an updated version called the Belkin n52te will be sold. This article is about the computer gaming peripheral.

I was unable to find any thing on the AA20PF bekin either spelling. Main Board – Front Shown here is the front-facing side of the main circuit board.

Products like the Zboard Fang reviewWolfKing Warrior reviewand Warrior XXtreme review offer extra keys arranged in different ergonomic arrangements n52tw allow for easier and more convenient access to the critical buttons for FPS action. It is also supported under Mac OS 9. Let’s take those screws out and see what happens.

Razer Nostromo gaming keypad supplants Belkin’s n52te Speedpad, does it proud

Here we have the bottom side of the main board. The round thumb button has a squishy throw and a mushy click, which makes it useful only to replicate the Alt or Shift keys, as these generally need to be held down to crouch or walk in various titles.

It is the followup to the older SpeedPad n50, and is also intended to replace the keyboard during gaming.

This successor, to be known as the n52te SpeedPad, was designed for Belkin by Razer, the well known manufacturer of high-end gaming mice. Conclusion Belkin’s n52te has some serious faults that we are surprised Belkin, and Razer, didn’t address before brining the product to market.

Speedpa also tried the switch on the back.

Opened Lid Opening the lid of the box reveals the n52te encased in a plastic bubble. Nostromo is a unique name, but was also bel,in title of the main starship in the film Spefdpad. With an arsenal of tournament-grade controls including 16 fully programmable Hyperesponse keys, eight keymaps that can be switched between on-the-fly, twenty unique gaming profiles, and an eight-way directional thumb pad all integrated into one dedicated gaming keyboard, gamers will be prepared to take on any challenger.


Keypad The keypad circuit board was once again smattered with resistors and diodes on the back side and, on the front, contacts for the silicon keys as well as LEDs. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Enter keys, and by making the D-pad emulate the arrow keys.

Looking past these issues, we moved on to play testing the n52te. User-created profiles, which are technically single files, can be submitted to Belkin via e-mail, making them available for others to download.

The device is currently supported under Windows 98,ME, XP both and bit versionsand Vista both and bit versions.

Box Back The back of the box gives a few bullet points of information on the device as speedad as a preview of the configuration software. The ‘te’ stands for Tournament Edition, and signifies the product as an evolved version of the popular Nostromo SpeedPad n52which was itself a follow-on to the original Nostromo SpeedPad belmin review circa Once again, small diodes and resistors were scattered on this board and there is a larger LED which lights up the wheel.

The discussion page may contain suggestions. This page was last edited on 3 December beloin, at To the right of that, there is a round buttonas well as an 8-way D-pad normally found on gamepadsintended to be used with the thumb. We chose to dedicate the button to replicating Shift and the round thumb button to Alt, moving Space jump to the button in the main action array.